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  • The Plot Against Hip Hop: A Novelby Nelson George

    Akashic Books 2011; US$ 15.95

    A riveting noir novel set in hip hop culture, by best-selling and critically acclaimed author Nelson George. more...

  • Raising Hellby Ronin Ro

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.79

    The year is 1978. Saturday Night Fever is breaking box office records. All over America kids are racing home to watch Dance Fever , Michael Jackson is poised to become the next major pop star, and in Hollis, Queens, fourteen-year-old Darryl McDaniels?who will one day go by the name D.M.C.?busts his first rhyme: " Apple to the peach, cherry to the... more...

  • Twelve Monthsby Harry Shotta

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 4.99

    Twelve Month’s is the story of a turbulent year in the life of Harry Shotta. A multi award winning MC who is known for his rapid fire delivery and versatility, this book gives readers an insight into the story behind his ‘Twelve Months’ mixtape. Delving into emotional memories from his childhood and a year which included extreme highs... more...

  • The Lost Treasures of R&Bby Nelson George

    Akashic Books 2015; US$ 15.95

    D Hunter, bodyguard-turned-PI, is back, investigating a murder that lures him into the heart of rhythm-and-blues history. more...

  • The Next Next Levelby Leon Neyfakh

    Melville House 2015; US$ 16.95

    In the tradition of Carl Wilson?s Let?s Talk About Love , an unforgettable account of fame, fandom, and the problem of making art in the twenty-first century In his multi-hyphenate ambitions, the musician who calls himself Juiceboxxx couldn?t be more modern?you might call him a punk rock-rapper-DJ-record executive-energy drink-magnate. Journalist... more...

  • Hip Hop on Filmby Kimberley Monteyne

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 60.00

    Early hip hop film musicals have either been expunged from cinema history or excoriated in brief passages by critics and other writers. Hip Hop on Film reclaims and reexamines productions such as Breakin' (1984), Beat Street (1984), and Krush Groove (1985) in order to illuminate Hollywood's fascinating efforts to incorporate this nascent urban... more...

  • Hip Hop Cultureby Emmett G. Price

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 85.00

    Recounts three decades of Hip Hop's evolution, highlighting its defining events, recordings, personalities, movements, and ideas, as well as society's response. This book provides information and insights for students, educators, and those interested in the ways pop culture reflects and shapes our lives. more...

  • Confessions of a Video Vixenby Karrine Steffans

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Part tell-all, part cautionary tale, this emotionally charged memoir from a former video vixen nicknamed 'Superhead' goes beyond the glamour of celebrity to reveal the inner workings of the hip-hop dancer industry?from the physical and emotional abuse that's rampant in the industry, and which marked her own life?to the excessive use of drugs, sex... more...

  • Hiding in Hip Hopby Terrance Dean

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 15.00

    ?If you love Empire , then you must read Terrance Dean?s memoir Hiding in Hip Hop . This is the real story of what it means to be black and gay in Hollywood and the music industry.??Tananarive Due, American Book Award winner, author of Joplin?s Ghost ?If you enjoy Empire , then you must read Terrance Dean?s entertaining, yet, enlightening... more...

  • Global Linguistic Flowsby H. Samy Alim; Awad Ibrahim; Alastair Pennycook

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 56.95

    Located at the intersection of sociolinguistics and Hip Hop Studies, this cutting-edge book moves around the world ? spanning Africa, Asia, Australia, the Americas and the European Union ? to explore Hip Hop cultures, youth identities, the politics of language, and the simultaneous processes of globalization and localization. Focusing closely on language,... more...